Updates to route planning, order management and delivery tracking plus a brand new update for the iOS version of the Stream mobile app for drivers
September sees updates to Stream’s route optimisation, order management and delivery tracking for customers, as well as a brand new update for the IOS version of the Stream Mobile App.
Improved Order Items Visibility & Ability to Scan Alternative Barcodes Amongst New Stream Releases
Stream’s August release includes the ability for subscribers to scan alternative barcodes, improved depot scanning, and a greater level of item visibility in the customer tracking link.
“Subscribers can now show their customers line items that have been ordered, but not yet delivered through the tracking link. Improved visibility delivers even better customer service.” – Sam Parry, Transport Solutions Advisor
Tractor & trailer route planning and Unleashed integration amongst new updates
Our latest release adds a major new feature which enables you to plan up to three assets in Stream. We’ve also added a new way to integrate with Stream: Unleashed. There’s a host of updates, changes and fixes to the driver mobile app. There are also updates to reporting and our order management module.
“The ability to route optimise & plan multiple assets onto a single run, as well as yet another new integration for Stream, are significant developments for our customers.” – Paul Rufus, Marketing Director
New integrations added to Stream, plus updates to route planning, order management, Analytics, our API & other features
Our latest release adds a major new feature which enThere are now more ways than ever to integrate with Stream, with two new integrations added to the Stream ecosystem: Zapier and TN360, plus a few general changes.
Subcontracting your deliveries and/or collections is easier than ever. Define your subcontractors in Stream, communicate with subcontractors to assign them to any particular job, and update delivery information directly in Stream. Learn more about these updates.
Pallet Build and break is used to consolidate onto or off a single container which isn’t defined specifically on an order. Scan multiple items onto a single pallet or container, and then scan just that pallet barcode to record actions for every item on the pallet. Learn more about these updates.
Host of minor updates, changes and bug fixes to Stream, including enabling users to search for orders based on service levels, the ability to display stop number on labels printed in portrait, an update to the way Autoplan route optimisation calculates satellite stops and some additions to the Stream API. Learn more about these updates.
You can now customise the list of reasons for a delivery status available to your drivers on the app, for example, ‘Left with a neighbour’ may not be an appropriate option for all businesses. This release sees a number of updates to Stream’s product maintenance functionality, including additional product classification icons, ‘hide for partners’ and ‘scan not required’ checkboxes, and ‘product type’ and ‘storage type dropdowns. You can also pass on notes or documents (like special delivery instructions, maps, or diagrams) to the drivers’ app. Learn more about these updates.
In Stream, you can now link associated collections and deliveries together (for example, a delivery associated with a specific collection) so they can be viewed easily on the map in the Advanced Planning module. We’ve also added a map-based version of the ‘Progress Monitor’ so you can see vehicles currently out for delivery/collection runs. Also, if certain deliveries or collections require additional sign off confirmations, it is now possible to capture additional signatures at the point of delivery or collection in the ePOD element of the driver’s mobile app. Learn more about these updates.
Latest release of Stream Go features a number of enhancements to multi-depot trunking; reporting highlighting when items failed to be scanned onto a vehicle; various API improvements; and further development to item consolidation which we introduced last month. Learn more about these and other updates.
Consolidate multiple items into a single box, carton, tote, container and / or pallet with our latest release. Speed up the process of item scanning at any stage in the supply chain by scanning a single barcode to update the status of all items in that particular consolidation (and record exceptions if required). Learn more.
Product classifications make it easy to assign the right deliveries to the right runs and pick the right vehicles. In our latest release you can assign different icons & temperature and storage classifications to individual products. This is a further enhancement to the self-service product management we added to Stream earlier in the year. Learn more.
Made managing master runs easier and more intuitive – as well as changes to the naming of actions and consolidating onsite times. Learn more.
Add, configure & update information about individual products. Learn more.
Its now easy to filter on invalid locations in Advanced Planning and quickly correct them. Learn more.
Easily differentiate between order types in Advanced Planning. Assign a colour to each service level for an at-a-glance overview of order types on the map. Learn more.
Create custom email communications, and send them straight to the primary contact on an individual order. Learn more.
Costs can be assigned to an entire run and then apportioned to each order based a number of different criteria. Learn more.
Get an at-a-glance overview of every order currently out for delivery – and review your previous day’s operation. Learn more.
Change the delivery method assigned to orders, directly in ‘Advanced Planning’. Learn more.
Expanded the coverage of costs for Stream Go subscribers to record costs against each order individually or against the entire run (with costs split across those orders). Learn more.
Create your own colour coding for location pins in advanced planning so you and your planners can quickly identify different order types. Learn more.
Improvements to make it faster to capture proof of delivery & collection for multiple orders / item lines at the same location. Learn more.
Step change in or previously released milk runs / fixed routes with the introduction of Autofill. Fill delivery and collection runs with unplanned orders & find the best routes to put orders on: automatically. Learn more.
Quickly copy master runs or existing runs for future scheduling, including start location and time; drivers and vehicles; and any planned stops. Learn more.
We’ve added the ability for subscribers to quickly and easily create, plan, manage & optimise fixed routes & milk runs through the introduction of masters. Learn more.
Further improvements (and more data pulled into Stream) added to the existing integration with Teletrac Navman. These include planned vs actual route comparison & GPS vehicle tracking data; high definition vehicle and driver behaviour data; and the ability to examine completed runs to identify dangerous driving. Learn more.
More space, more information & faster barcode scanning through improvements to the label design in Stream. Learn more.
Host of improvements to the way subscribers can add, manage and maintain information held in Stream about drivers and vehicles. Learn more.
Goes hand-in-hand with the driver and vehicle management updates above, we’ve made improvements in the way you can add, manage and maintain information you hold on your business partners in Stream. In our case, business partners are those companies that you have an ongoing relationship with and may potentially want to allow access to more functionality in Stream. Learn more.
Easily capture notes & photos against your vehicles without having to record a defect, which enables drivers to collect more evidence as part of their daily walk around check, for example if the vehicle has been cleaned before the start of a shift. We have also added ‘pass only checks’ in this release. Learn more.
In this release, we have added a new resource schedule for viewing driver and vehicle resources in a single day and / or calendar view. Learn more.
We’ve made improvements to the way users can select orders for route planning and order processing, including the ability to select groups of orders in a run and optimise them independent of the other orders on that run. Learn more.
Our latest release in Stream enables users to edit the delivery and / or collection address and contacts directly from the Advanced Planning module in just the same way as users do through order details. Learn more.
Users can easily amend the amount of time spent onsite (whether that’s loading, unloading or assembly) directly from the advanced planning module. Learn more.
Drivers can now be able to make partial deliveries right down to individual item or product level, assigning a different status to each part of that delivery (or collection) if required. Splitting line items can be carried out through the mobile app as part of the proof of delivery / collection process. Learn more.
It’s not always possible to know the exact amount to be delivered or collected at the point of ordering – a scenario we see often in the bulk haulage sector. Our latest release makes it easy to adjust and record the exact amount at point of delivery / collection using our mobile app. Learn more.
Vehicle bookings calendar, sorting unplanned orders, SMS text messages, SKU searches & other updates
A host of changes, including a calendar view has been added to vehicle details, so you can easily view bookings/ inspections / MOTs etc. for your whole fleet. The ability to sort unplanned orders in Stream’s advanced planning module, enabling you to sort orders with the highest service level or those orders with the bulkiest items. Transport planners or the customer service team can now define a time before which SMS messages to customers won’t be sent (e.g. 7 am) – this means that if a driver departs for a run very early in the morning or late at night, the customer won’t be woken by a message about their delivery. Learn more about these and other updates.
It’s essential to make sure the right goods and products are on your vehicles – and the right items are delivered to your customers. This release enables scanning of barcodes at multiple levels on and off vehicles. Learn more.
Improve the accuracy of estimated delivery and collection run durations / times with speed variance for different vehicle types, i.e. adjust the variance for HGVs versus vans. Learn more.
Anyone performing walkaround checks and managing vehicles using Stream Check now has the ability to mark a vehicle defect as having been assessed, but not yet resolved. Learn more.
When marking a vehicle, equipment, or plant machinery defect as resolved, Stream Check automatically defaults to the current date and time. With this latest update, you’ll now be able to amend the actual date and time the defect was resolved manually. Learn more.
Our latest release gives users the ability to automatically generate schedules for MOTs, six week inspections, services etc. in Stream Check based on mileage and dates. Learn more.
In the latest version of the Stream mobile App for drivers, we’ve focused on improving both the layout and proof of delivery workflow to speed up the POD capture process. Learn more about the improvements here.
This new feature makes it easier to maintain your fleet and to keep vehicles roadworthy. Specified users will be notified by email automatically when bookings are due, i.e. six week inspections, vehicle MOT or service booking. Learn more about setting up automated bookings here.
In this latest release, you can add notes or instructions to individual items in orders through the order management module. These special instructions / notes can be seen by drivers / warehouse operatives etc. through the mobile app so they can take action when required. Learn more.
Want to find out more about these releases?
To find out more about any of the Stream releases and how to use them in your business, please email the support team.